Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ohio Cornhole Champion Dead at Age 53



Cincinnati Cornhole fans lost one of their best when 53-year-old Charles "Chu" Farfsing Jr. of Blue Ash dropped dead of an apparent heart attack at the Clermont County Jail. There is no indication of foul play.

Winner of the 2006 and 2007 Carson Palmer Cornhole Classic, former carpet salesman Farfsing coined the famous Cornhole phrase, "go to your hole."

One of the top 10 Cornhole players in the country, according his Cornhole partner, Randy Atha of Sharonville, Farfsing had been incarcerated at the Clermont County Jail since January 8 on an August 25th DUI charge after a night of cornholing and carousing at Sneakey Pete's, a Miami Township pub.
"When we first started playing, we won every tournament we got in - every weekend, from Chicago to Cleveland, everywhere in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana," Atha said.

Farfsing popularized cornhole throughout Greater Cincinnati after discovering the game on the West Side, Atha said.

"He was the one that really promoted and pushed the game," Atha said. "He's the one who got it into bars like Sneaky Pete's."


For those unfamiliar with the sport of Cornholing, the action consists of the ability to toss bags filled with dried corn into holes in boards.

Filmed at Sneakey Pete's, Farfsing and Atha were featured as the "professional" Cornholers in the yet to be released Cornhole: The Movie.

No word yet as to whether Farfsing will be the first to be inducted into the Cornhole Hall of Fame.

Source - The Enquirer
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